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tranny fluid question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bross82, May 8, 2002.

  1. Bross82

    Bross82 1/2 ton status

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    hey, i was wondering if most of the tranny fluid was drained if when i removed the cover last summer and replaced the filter.... i heard that there is still a lot left in the torque converter even if you do this... i'm just curious as far as how well this flushed out the old fluid.

    thanks,
    matt
     
  2. SkulzNBonz

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    There should be some left in there, is my understanding. Most shops "power flush" the tranny. They replace something like 3 gallons of fluid, I think. Anyone else?
     
  3. J.R.

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    by droping the pan you replaced about half the tranny fluid. as long as the fluid has good color and dosent smell burnt i would say its good to go. unless you have had the trans since it was new and you serviced it regular i wouldnt do the total fluid exchange.
     
  4. bigmack

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    When I just pull the pan off and change the filter, it will take about 4 quarts to fill it back up. The entire system (depending on what pan, torque converter, etc. that you have) will usually hold about 12 quarts.
     
  5. Bross82

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    alright, thanks.

    matt
     

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